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Estelle by Scott Pickett Marquee at the Caulfield Cup Carnival

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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Catch the consummate culinary experience at Caulfield
With the spring racing carnival looming in Melbourne, it's time to start planning out your hospitality arrangements. If you're looking for a superior culinary experience during the 2016 Caulfield Cup Carnival, the decision is easy - the Estelle by Scott Pickett Marquee.

Estelle by Scott Pickett Marquee at the Caulfield Cup Carnival
Scott Pickett, whose restaurant Estelle won a Chef's Hat in its first year, will be presiding over the Estelle Marquee at the Caulfield Cup Carnival


Hosted by Melbourne chef Scott Pickett, whose restaurant Estelle won a Chef's Hat in The Age Good Food Guide in its first year, and was also nominated as 'Best New Restaurant', a quality experience is guaranteed.

"I'm excited to kick off spring with these creative dishes highlighting seasonal produce for racegoers. Showcasing these dishes at this iconic Caulfield Cup Carnival will be an exciting way to celebrate spring racing," said Scott Pickett.

Estelle by Scott Pickett Marquee at the Caulfield Cup Carnival
Expect elegant table settings as well as a quality culinary experience


I was fortunate enough to sample some of the dishes that may be included on the menu. The kingfish tataki with daikon, avocado and sea vegetables was a delicate and well balanced dish - a light yet flavoursome entree.

Estelle by Scott Pickett Marquee at the Caulfield Cup Carnival
Kingfish tataki, an example of the food that may be on offer


We also tried Wagyu rump and cheek with bone marrow and fermented truffle. This was a sophisticated dish with great textures and contrasts. The cheek particularly was melt-in-the-mouth tender.

Finally there was the dessert - the to-die-for Valhrona chocolate, salted caramel, pear and honeycomb combination.

Estelle by Scott Pickett Marquee at the Caulfield Cup Carnival
Valhrona chocolate dessert


Other menu inclusions will be Saskia Beer chicken with foie gras and black truffle, John Dory with macadamia and pickled shallot, and Flinders Island lamb with zucchini flowers and spring peas.

Pickett has also created a signature dessert especially for the racegoing crowd. The yet-to-be-named dish features macerated strawberries, lemon verbena meringue and lemon verbena pastry cream.

Guests of the Estelle Marquee will also be treated to afternoon tea menus featuring items such as cheese and pickle jaffles, Wagyu sausage rolls, and chocolate mousse with honeycomb.

Those who miss out on tickets to the Estelle Marquee can still enjoy Pickett's fare from the Mistress Estelle food truck in the general admission area, as well as offerings from Melbourne institutions Mr Miyagi, Mamasita and Red Door Yum Cha, among others.

Tickets for Estelle by Scott Pickett can be purchased for the three Carnival race days: Caulfield Guineas Day Saturday 8th October; Blue Sapphire Stakes Day Wednesday 12th October; and Caulfield Cup Day Saturday 15th October.

The Marquee will be set up with tables of ten. If your party is fewer than ten, you will be required to share a table.

Click here to book your place in the Estelle Marquee. Prices start from $325 per person, which includes:

- a four course plated dining experience designed and prepared by Estelle by Scott Pickett

- premium beverage package

- outdoor deck with prime trackside views, and

- television screens within the Marquee.

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The images in this article were taken by the writer. They are not to be reproduced in any form without the express permission of WeekendNotes.
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Why? Enjoy the Caulfield Cup Carnival in style and comfort in the Estelle Marquee
When: 8th, 12th and 15th October
Phone: 1300 467 223
Where: Caulfield Racecourse, 22 Station Street, Caulfield East
Cost: From $325 per person
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